The Crowley Garden Club has announced that it will once again host the Front Door Decorating Contest for the 80th International Rice Festival. The contest, which is open to both businesses and individuals, is intended to promote the International Rice Festival, the rice industry and an interest in floral design.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

FEMA’S Peter Sessum wants to remind the residents of Acadia Parish that they are still working out of the Wells Fargo building on North Parkerson Avenue and that they are still here to answer questions and assist in anyway they can.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

RV DONATION TO DAILY MANNA CENTER

During their recent visit to Rayne, members of the Monaco America RV Club made a donation of needed goods for the Daily Manna Center.

Rice field day June 29 in Crowley

CROWLEY – One of the world’s leading rice geneticists will speak at the annual field day at the LSU AgCenter H.

Ribbon cut for new LEPA plant

RIBBON CUTTING - At the ribbon cutting of the new LEPA electric plant are, from left, Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland, State Rep. Beryl Amedee, Plaquemine Mayor Mary Sue Gulotta, Rayne Mayor Chuck Robichaux, LEPA General Manager Cordell Grand, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, and Al Levron, Terrebonne Parish Manager representing Houma.

MORGAN CITY - The City of Rayne took another step in securing stable electrical rates for its customers for years to come with the formal dedicatio

Opening ceremonies held for Rayne Rec season

OPENING DAY HONOREES - Honored and paid tribute during the opening day ceremonies for the 2016 Rayne Recreation Summer program were, Collin Tate, Madison Leger, Kate Daigle; standing from left, Rayne Recreation Director Dwayne Derise, Tara Richard and Doretta Gaspard of Chance Leger family, 2016 honoree Tammy Guidry, Chasity Mire and Roscoe Guidry of Coby Guidry family; Brent and April Leger of Chance Leger family. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Due to inclement weather, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rayne Recreation Summer Baseball Softball Program was held Saturday, May 7, at Gossen Me

Post 77 hosts annual Memorial Day services

The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who died in war.

RAYNE - In additional to remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting freedom around the world, veterans and Auxiliary member

Vandals sought at Rayne businesses

Toppled frog statue at Gossen Funeral Home was one of many scenes of vandalism that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.

Rayne Police are investigating a rash of vandalism that occurred over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial dedication held in Rayne

PARKWAY DEDICATED: During dedication ceremonies Thursday morning (May 26) at city hall, Louisiana Highway 35 through Rayne was designated as “Veterans Parkway” in honor of all local and area veterans — active, retired and deceased. Veterans on hand for the unveiling of the signage were, from left, Andrus Fontenot, Mike Bourque, Robert Comeaux, James Montgomery and Larry Guidry, who spearheaded the local efforts. (Acadian-Tribune photo by Steve Bandy)

Ceremonies held Thursday (May 26) officially designated Louisiana Highway 35 through Rayne as Veterans Parkway.

AgCenter hosting series of meetings

The LSU AgCenter is hosting a series of meetings for rice farmers in south and north Louisiana over the next couple of months.

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Sports

Notre Dame's Wynn Olinger and Garrett Cormier combine for a tackle last week during the Pios' 44-12 victory over Opelousas Catholic in the District 5-2A opener for both teams. (Photo by Jason Faul)

OPELOUSAS – Notre Dame ran for 314 yards and posted 502 yards of total offense in rolling past Opelousas Catholic in the opening game of District 5-2A play for both teams Friday night.

Obituaries

Eugenie “Jeannie”
Ann Bourque
Melancon

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Eugenie “Jeannie” Ann Bourque Melancon, 76, who died Monday Sept.

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